Each one of us goes to office with a feeling of anticipation. It’s important to maintain a good mood, over-ride stress and look ahead positively. Experts have a lot to say about the first things you should be doing every morning at work to enhance your productivity.
Things you must do every morning at work are:
1.Reach before time: Arriving early in office helps you to uninterruptedly fix your priorities, without peers or supervisors claiming your time. This will help you to organize your work efficiently and help the ‘feel-good’ factor.
2.Breathe deeply as you survey your workplace: Relax. Breathe deeply for five minutes as you survey your desk. If you’re organised, and clear the clutter before you leave your office every day, you will not need much time to focus on any sticky notes reminding you of important tasks or meetings to attend. Or quickly clear your desk.
3.Prioritize the day’s work: The first hour is important for organizing your day’s tasks. Many experts recommend that the emails should not be given prime importance for the internet admittedly is a big attraction and once onto the emails, surfing the web and looking at video clips is a step away, which can make you waste precious time by taking your attention away from vital tasks.
4.Greet colleagues: It’s a great feeling to connect with your colleagues with a smile and a ‘good morning’. If you’re a supervisor or manager, it’s even more important to smile at and connect with colleagues/juniors as it encourages team spirit.
5.Informal meetings with your team: A short, informal meeting with your team to assess work done and tasks to be completed, while stressing on priorities, sets the ‘go-getter’ mood for the day.
6.Organize your emails: Keeping your emails in specific labels/folders will help you to quickly reach those messages you’re looking for. Prioritize the messages you have to deal with immediately and the ones that can be dealt with later. There are some tasks that may need your attention at a later time but require more inputs. For such matters you may have to shoot-off a message early in the morning, so that you get the information later during the day. Mark messages that may require further follow-up or reminders. Quickly decide what is junk and delete irrelevant emails.
7.Listen to your voice mail: You’ll have to devote a little time for listening to the voice mail, as there could be an urgent message sent over the phone.
These are the things you must do every morning at work.